The Bell Mountain 26" Bike Tire is a great choice for rugged biking and off-road riding
What our shoppers say:
Unknown tire size in the box
This replacement may indeed fit any rim which accepts tires from 1.75-2.35. But the tire in the box is a 1.75. If you want any of the other sizes, don't pick this. BTW, how do they decide whether to put a 1.75 or 2.35 in the box? Do they pick at random? or pick what's in the production overrun pile? Or pick what doesn't ordinarily sell well? (This is my guess.)
I do a lot of bike riding. Bought this inner tube because my old one went flat after several months of use. A week after I purchased this guy it went flat. Seriously? This is not the first time I bought this inner tube. Bought several of these over the years and the same thing. Flat after a week. Normal non-sealing inner tubes last me for months. I should have learned the lesson the first time and stayed away from this inner tube. Shame on Bell for producing such garbage.\n\nTake my advice, stick with the standard (non-sealing) inner tubes.
Made in China. Bought two, one went flat before could pump it up, took it off had split which could not be patched, though I don't think one should even have to think about that option with new tube. Second worked , but will not buy this product again.
I needed tires, I found these online and saw them in the store. Online was much cheaper, but the store would not sell for the same price. Yes, store claims to match any competitors price, any competitor EXCEPT Walmart.com\n\nToo bad, the company has now had to go to the expense of sending me tires when I could have just walked out the door with them. With the money I did save, I was able to have a dinner out... not a fancy dinner, but still......
I bought 2 of these tires to replace the inexpensive tires that came with my Genesis GS700. The originals tires were starting to crack on the sidewalls after almost daily use. They were no match for the goathead thorns in far west Texas.\nInstalling the Bell tires was easier than I expected, based on the reviews posted so far. I did unfold the tires and let set in the sun for about five minutes. Using tire levers the job a snap! Now, about five miles into my first ride with the Bell tires my front tire did suffer a puncture courtesy a giant goathead. I failed to bring any tools thinking i would never get a flat again. I managed to muscle of the tire off the rim and patch the tube (I broke down 2 blocks from and ACE Hardware Store and bought a patch kit). I mounted the tire and pumped up to 70lbs and finished my 16 mile ride without a hitch. I did \"Slime\" the tires after that though.\nThese tires are meatier than the original tires and the material grips the road much better. I am actually taking turns faster anriding at a faster pace now due to how secure I feel with these new tires.\nI rated the tires 4 stars only because of the single puncture the Bell tires did not prevent first time out.
I wondered why there were so many boxes with this type of inner tube that did not have the plastic wrap around the tube on the store shelf. People were returning the inner tube because, it does not have a NORMAL STANDARD valve stem.\nWhat an unusual system product where one has to go out and buy a certain type of manual air pump to air up a tire that does not have a standard valve stem.\nBell Bicycle products will have to figure out this as a loosing proposition and costly product mistake. Just look at the returns on the product. Wal-Mart should have the numbers on returns and tell the Bell Company get with a standard valve and figure out how to still have a self sealing tube. Find the right product development engineer.
Do not buy the self-sealing tubes. Instead buy the Bell No-Flat Tubes. They are not the same and are definitely not the same quality. I originally wanted the 24 inch No-Flats, but Wal-mart was out so I bought the 24 inch self-sealing tubes. Big mistake on my part. I should have shopped around for the No-Flat Brand. Bell is a great company, but the the quality of these two brands are like night and day.
IRONHORSE 29\" SELF SEAL TUBE - NOT THE ANSWER !!!
Wal-Mart in Lima, Ohio sold me this tube #29\" IRONHORSE SELF SEAL TUBE Fits Tire Sizes: 29\" x 1.9-2.3\"#. The valve stem is too thick to fit through the Genesis rim.\n\nI have tried to find a replacement tube, but cannot. I tried to find the manufacturer of the \" 29\" Genesis Onyx Cruiser Men's Bike, Black\" but cannot. I have read the 7 prior reviews and am disappointed in this product.\n\nI guess I am left to my own to find a tube. Oh, by the way, the reason my inner tube got a hole in it was the red seal around the rim. The red seal is to protect the inner tube from the spokes. Well, it does that, but at the point where the red seal binds at the valve stem opening, it has a sharp edge, which cut a hole in my inner tube, at the valve stem. I doctored the red seal edge with electrical tape #a tedious & meticulous job#.\n\nGood luck with this bike....
Though they \"seem\" like an acceptable tire in the store, placing them\non my Roval 29 rims is a nightmare. The tires are very tight and are\nalmost impossible to mount on the rims. I pinched flat a new tube and\nbroke a blue plastic Park Tool TL-4 tire iron in the process. I have not\nridden on the tires yet, so their performance is unknown. I pray that\nI do not flat while out in the woods because it will be impossible to\nput in a new tube without struggling for hours. Do yourself a favor and\ngo to Performance Bike and order Continental Race King tires for less\nmoney.
I have shopped at Walmart for years. In the past 2 years I have looked for this tube at the Clovis store. Not once have I ever seen a 26 or 27 inch tube of this brand on the shelf. Last year I went to the store to look for this tube 8 times over a 3 week period. No luck. Hardly any tubes of any type on the shelf. The shelves looked the same over that period of time. You'll sell the bikes but don't back them up with replacement hardware. I would suggest that you inventory your shelves and order the parts to keep the bicycles you sell in use. I noticed this product is not available for purchase on line. If I can find it in your store, and I can't buy it on line, where do I find it. Maybe McDonalds will start selling tubes. This is as considerate as I can get.
This tire will mount on most common 26\" bike rims (ISO diameter 559mm) but it's description is not accurate in regards to the sizes it can replace. It says it will fit bikes that use 1.75\" - 2.125\" size. When you open up the box you will find a 2.125 balloon tire. This will fit only modern bikes that have the clearance for a balloon tire. This is too fat to fit on bikes that take 1.75\" size with fenders and it won't even fit on my hybrid bikes without fenders that take 1.95\" tires. It should not be listed to fit anything else but 2.125\" I wish they made this model in a 26 X 1.75\" because they are the best built bike tires I have looked at. It would have an excellent rating but for the sizing.